Full Moon, Dirty Hearts

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Full Moon, Dirty Hearts
Studio album by INXS
Released 2 November 1993
Recorded November 1992–October 1993
Genre Alternative rock
Length 39:57
Label Atlantic Records
Mercury Records
East West Records
Producer Mark Opitz & INXS
INXS chronology
Welcome to Wherever You Are
(1992)
Full Moon Dirty Hearts
(1993)
Elegantly Wasted
(1997)
Singles from Full Moon, Dirty Hearts
  1. "The Gift"
    Released: 23 October 1993
  2. "Please (You Got That...)"
    Released: 11 December 1993
  3. "Time"
    Released: 6 February 1994
  4. "Freedom Deep"
    Released: April 1994

Full Moon, Dirty Hearts is an album released by Australian band INXS in 1993, through Warner Music Australia. It was the band's ninth album,[1] and was followed by the Dirty Honeymoon world tour of 1993-1994.

"Please" featured vocals by Ray Charles; the title track featured vocals by The Pretenders lead singer, Chrissie Hynde, however the latter was not released as a single, while the former was.

The Japanese edition of the album included a cover of Steppenwolf's "Born to Be Wild", which was specially recorded for the April 1993 launch of Virgin Radio in the UK.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written and composed by Andrew Farriss and Michael Hutchence, except where noted. 

No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Days of Rust"     3:09
2. "The Gift"   Jon Farriss, Hutchence 4:04
3. "Make Your Peace"     2:41
4. "Time"     2:52
5. "I'm Only Looking"     3:31
6. "Please (You Got That...)" (featuring Ray Charles)   3:02
7. "Full Moon, Dirty Hearts" (featuring Chrissie Hynde)   3:29
8. "Freedom Deep"     3:59
9. "Kill the Pain"     2:57
10. "Cut Your Roses Down"     3:28
11. "The Messenger"     3:28
12. "Viking Juice"     3:12
13. "Born to Be Wild" (Bonus track on Japanese edition) Mars Bonfire 3:48

Personnel[edit]

Recording and production[edit]

The album was written soon after the release and promotion of the band's previous album, Welcome to Wherever You Are, at the end of November 1992. The album was recorded and produced at Capri Studio[3] on the Isle of Capri in Italy and completed in February 1993. The mixing of the album was completed in July while the band were touring some of the new songs on their Get Out of the House tour throughout the spring and summer.

Reception and release[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1/5 stars[4]
Q 4/5 stars[5]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[6][7]
Alpha 3.5/5 stars

Following the positive response to the sold-out UK Get Out of the House Tour in 1993, Full Moon, Dirty Hearts received mixed reviews on its release.[8] At the time, the band had been hyping up their new-found raw and "grungy" sound. The album's release marked a steep downturn in terms of sales, with the issue of only two singles worldwide: "The Gift" and "Please (You Got That...)".


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Full Moon Dirty Hearts". INXS.com. Retrieved 2011-06-18. "Full Moon, Dirty Hearts, the band's tenth album" 
  2. ^ Savage, Mark (2 September 2008). "Entertainment | Absolute Radio loses its virginity". BBC News. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  3. ^ "Capri Studio". Capri Studio. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Full Moon, Dirty Hearts". Allmusic. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  5. ^ "Q Magazine | Music news & reviews, music videos, band pictures & interviews". Qthemusic.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  6. ^ "Internet Archive Wayback Machine". Web.archive.org. 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  7. ^ Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian, eds. (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide. Simon & Schuster. p. 406. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8. 
  8. ^ Andy Gill (4 November 1993). "ALBUMS / Do the don't be a lemming polka - Arts & Entertainment". The Independent. Retrieved 2012-02-17.